[NA-Discuss] Geographic Regions Statement

Wendy Seltzer wendy at seltzer.com
Thu Jan 27 19:57:49 UTC 2011

Thanks for the clarification.

No opposition to your statement.


On 01/27/2011 02:29 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Hi Wendy,
> The pestering is not coming from staff.
> It's coming from corners that are looking to put forward an ITU-like model
> that lumps the entirety of the Western Hemisphere under a single "Americas"
> region.
> In this regard, I've been told that even a "hold the status quo" message is
> preferable to "no comment" which implies " everyone else can do whatever
> they want"
> So I'm propose this wording:
> "NARALO finds that the current situation in this region is satisfactory but
> encourages the work of other At-Large regions in which the current system
> may be seen to require change.We would strongly oppose any regional model
> (such as the ITU) that would amalgamate all of the Western Hemisphere into a
> single "Americas" region."
> Is anyone here *in favour* of merging the two Americas regions?
> - Evan
> On 27 January 2011 14:17, Wendy Seltzer <wendy at seltzer.com> wrote:
>> In that case, I think NA should affirmatively say nothing, despite
>> staff's pestering.
>> --Wendy
>> On 01/27/2011 02:07 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>>> On 27 January 2011 12:18, Gareth Shearman <shearman at victoria.tc.ca>
>> wrote:
>>>> This sounds about right to me.
>>>> The Caribbean issues do need to be addressed in the process however.
>>> I have been told that this issue is actually being debated as an issue
>>> internal to LACRALO, and I'm personally hesitant to get NA involved. The
>>> Caribbean contingent is not known for its shyness, and will no doubt make
>>> its interests well known.
>>> In casual conversations I have been asked for my personal opinion, if I
>>> would foresee any hostility or opposition *if* some LAC members wanted to
>>> join NA. I replied that I did not believe any such hostility would exist
>> --
>>> but I clearly said that as representative of nothing beyond my own
>>> viewpoint.
>>> I'm very conscious of the fine line between meddling and wanting to be
>>> helpful. Maybe I'm being a little too self-silencing, but the rest of the
>>> ICANN world already sees itself as getting lectured to by North
>> Americans.
>>> IMO, if we have something to say about someone else's regional business
>> it
>>> had *better* be both novel and useful.
>>> - Evan

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